Within the languages department at The Hurst, we not only teach pupils to be able to communicate in French, German or Spanish, we also aim to develop their wider communication skills and enhance their cultural knowledge. We offer a foundation on which every pupil can continue learning languages post GCSE.
Pupils are taught using a variety of methods, including the use of authentic materials and the opportunity to practise using their linguistic skills in real life situations.
Key strategies will include learning vocabulary from a wide range of areas, learning about and manipulating the structure of the language, comparing the foreign language with English and enhancing listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
We aim for all pupils to enjoy their language learning and to achieve to their full potential.